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Old 07-05-2012, 01:23 PM   #1 
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Fish Ship in the Mail

Hello all,

Some one experience please let me and others know what to do with fish arrived in the mail for example:
1. Do you feed your betta right the way or let he or she rest a few hours?
2. What is the water level (low or high)
3. Is it normal upon 3 days in the box for fish to swim tail down a little bit?
4. Water conditions +AQ Salt is anything else shoud I put to keep him/her release stress?
5. Any other suggestions are also greatly appreciated

Sorry I was not able to find semilar post. May be I did not look hard enought.

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Old 07-05-2012, 05:16 PM   #2 
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I've never received a fish via mail, but I believe it would be best to slowly acclimate to the new water source as well as temperature.

Do this over the course of a few hours to an entire day (Depending on where the fish came from water conditions could be drastically different.

Keeping the tank dark would be good to so the fish could relax before feeling compelled to search and explore the new environment. Offering food should probably come a day or two later to give them time to settle in.

As for additions to the water, whichever water conditioner you will be consistently using as well as stress coat. I wouldn't bother with aquarium salt unless there was an external injury that might get infected.
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Thank you. I use AQ salt everytime water change should I cut back on salt?
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I would just keep aquarium salt limited to treatments. Long term use of it in bettas can cause more harm then good and make treating with it less effective.
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